The universe of Star Trek is set to expand in major ways by 2021. According to franchise producer Alex Kurtzman, there may be as many as three Star Trek series streaming by 2021, with more on the way. TrekMovie spoke to Kurtzman at PaleyFest. Kurtzman cut short a sneaky question that may have spoiled the end of Star Trek: Discovery’s second season — “You are asking me a very sneaky question right now, and I’m not going to answer it. I know what you are doing, and tell you what, I will answer it for you at the end of the season. Is that fair? I don’t want to ruin it.” - before offering updates on the upcoming Section 31 spinoff series and looking towards the franchise's future.
Kurtzman says the writers are hard at work breaking down the story of Section 31. “[Showrunners] Erika [Lippoldt] and Boey [Yeon Kim] are just breaking story now,” Kurtzman says. “And they are double-
If the Section 31 show is picked up, and with Discovery continuing, and the new Picard-focused show on the way, 2021 could be a banner year for Star Trek. “Yeah, what we have found on these shows is they take an enormously long time to prep and an enormously long time to post,” Kurtzman says. “And what we don’t want to do is rush anything. It’s not worth it. Fans will be really disappointed if they feel we are rushing them through the experience that we are making. So, I would say 2021 or ’22. Maybe ’21...You’ll have our Picard show—as yet untitled. We have Discovery season three, and hopefully Section 31.”
This would be the first time that three Star Trek television series
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